David Farrier's Dark Tourist may face legal action from Japanese authorities

David Farrier's Netflix series Dark Tourist is reportedly being considered as a target for legal action by Japanese authorities.

The Fukushima Prefectural Government and the Reconstruction Agency are "considering" taking action due to an episode potentially fuelling "unreasonable fears" related to the March 2011 disaster, the Japan Times cites sources as saying.

Dark Tourist sees Farrier travelling to tourist destinations around the world famed for their association with death and tragedy.

In the Japan episode, he embarks on a bus tour with a group of foreigners around areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

According to the Japan Times report, there are three elements that authorities are concerned about - Farrier being worried about a restaurant's food potentially being contaminated by radiation, his entering a no-go zone without permission and the exact location of the bus not being specified when the radiation readings of its occupants reached alarming levels.

"We're examining the video content," a senior official from the Fukushima prefecture told the newspaper.

Farrier had no comment on the issue when contacted by Newshub.


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